Friday, October 15, 2010

Autumn Blessings

At Our Daily Bread Designs, we've been challenged to make something using embossing powders.  I have these lovely Randi's Song stamps, and tried various gold embossing powders and different colors of cardstock using this negative leaf design.  My favorite result is shown on this card:

This was stamped in Adirondack Sunset Orange on a light golden apricot cardstock, then embossed with a fine powder labelled Gold Pearl.  (I'm not positive, but I believe it's Ranger Embossing Pearls gold).  Then I went back in and sponged on fired brick distress ink to bring the leaf out more; this technique is called emboss resist.  The ink cannot adhere to the embossed surface, only to the cardstock left untreated.  I also used a clear embossing powder over Memories Art Print Brown on the sentiment.    Here's a detail showing the gold embossing:


The background of the card was stamped using the lovely Ecclesiastes text repeatedly, and then overstamped with a subtle maple leaf in various distress inks.

Supplies: apricot, orange, and brown cardstocks, Memories ArtPrint Brown, Adirondack Sunset Orange, fired brick, vintage photo, wild honey and spiced marmalade distress inks (background stamping), ODBD Randi's Song, Hero Arts CG223 Maple Leaf, The Paper Company Studio Autumn Stamp Kit (sentiment), button, twine

11 comments:

  1. Love the layers of text and leaves in the background! These colors are so rich and beautiful, Lin and the main image looks wonderful in the colors you've used! Love this!

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  2. This is absolutely gorgeous, Lin! The background is so beautiful and the emboss resist panel looks fantastic!

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  3. OH so PRETTY Lin!!! Great results!! Thanks for the link to the Play Date colour challenge...will give it a go :)

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  4. Beautiful colours Lin and the panel is stunning, love it!!!
    Sallyx

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  5. Love the embossed leaf!! FABULOUS card for the challenge!

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  6. very pretty Lin. That leaf embossing looks stunning. - great colours and perfect for the challenge

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  7. Wow, what a gorgeous card!!! Love your emboss resist and the overstamped leaves on the background too!!! Thanks so much for playing along with ODBD this week! Blessings, Angie

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  8. Another lovely autumn leaf card. I really like the embossing effect. Must try to use it more but I'm never happy with my results.

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  9. Gorgeous! Love the faint leaf imprints over the script. Beautiful design.

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  10. love the warm colors. so so beautiful!

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  11. Wowzers, Lin!!! Such awesome colors on your card!! Love the whole look!! Thanks for playing with ODBD!!

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